6th Thessaloniki International Symposium

"The world in 2018: Between the promise of change and the despair of new conflicts"

October 22 Sunday


October 22, 2017, 10.00 - 19.00


Olympion Hall, Aristotelous Square, Thessaloniki



Thessaloniki International Symposium on the global challenges for the upcoming year

Also available in Deutsch, Ελληνικά

For 6th year in a row, the Navarino Network, the Cultural Association of Northern Greek Entrepreneurs, and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Office Greece organize the Thessaloniki International Symposium in World Affairs. This year's Symposium bears the title "The world in 2018: Between the promise of change and the despair of new conflict". Prominent representatives of politics and the academia from around the world will analyze crucial questions in fields like economy, growth and security on regional, European and global level. The event will take place at Olympion, in the center of Thessaloniki (Aristotelous Square), on Sunday 22. October 2017, at 11.00.


  • Haris Georgiades, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus
  • Andreas Drymiotis, Kathimerini
  • Alia Brahimi, Legatus Strategic Intelligence and Advisory
  • Bhaskar Chakravorti, Tufts University
  • Heribert Dieter, Free University of Berlin
  • Kristin Fabbe, Harvard Business School
  • Joan Hoey, The Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Laza Kekic, The Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Denis MacShane, former Minister of State for Europe of the Labour Party
  • Philip McCann, Sheffield University Management School
  • Federica Mogherini, European Commission
  • Wolfango Piccoli, Teneo Intelligence
  • James Renton, Edge Hill University
  • Jamie Shea, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  • Emma Sky, Yale University

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Contact person

Norbert Beckmann-Dierkes

Head of the KAS office in Serbia, Montenegro

Norbert Beckmann-Dierkes
Phone +381 11 3285-209/210
Fax +381 11 3285-329

Eleftherios Petropoulos

Project Manager - Research Associate

Eleftherios Petropoulos
Phone +30 210 7247 126
Fax +30 210 7247 153
Languages: Deutsch,‎ Ελληνικά,‎ English,‎ Français


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